Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law requires Special Students carrying 27 or more units, or Special Students on a J1 visa regardless of the number of units, to have health insurance. Students paying tuition to MIT are automatically enrolled in the Student Extended Insurance Plan, which meets the state health insurance requirement.

Students who have other insurance that meets Massachusetts requirements can ask to waive mandatory enrollment in the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan. For further information, please visit the Student Health Plans website or contact the Student Health Plans Office at 617-253-4371 or

All Special Students must show evidence of required inoculations and submit a Medical Report Form to the MIT Medical Department. Special Students with a chronic medical condition are urged to identify their condition on the Medical Report Form. The Medical Report Form must be submitted to the MIT Medical Department prior to Registration Day. For further information, please visit the Medical Report Form website or contact